The Dance Theatre of Harlem is celebrating its 45th year. The multicultural company is known for bringing innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences around the world.
The company made a soldout appearance in Baton Rouge in 2001.
Under the artistic direction of Virginia Johnson, the internationally acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem will perform an eclectic program comprised of company classics and cutting-edge new works that bring unprecedented relevance to classical ballet. The repertoire for the evening’s performance will include “Pas de Dix” from “Raymonda,” choreographed by Marius Petipa; “Past-Carry-Forward,” choreographed by Thaddeus Davis and Tanya Wideman Davis; and “Return,” choreographed by Robert Garland.
Before the performance, Stroube’s Seafood and Steaks will offer a four-course prix fixe dinner for $45, with a portion of proceeds going to Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. Seating starts at 5 p.m. Reservations must be made through the Ballet office at (225) 766-8379.
Performance tickets range from $30 to $60 and are available through Ticketmaster, the River Center Box Office or by calling ballet theater’s office at (225) 766-8379.
Season tickets, which also include “The Nutcracker-A Tale From the Bayou” and the ballet theater’s Spring Concert, “Beyond Ballet,” are available for a special price of $108. Season ticket holders receive exclusive VIP seating not available to the public.
Dance Theatre of Harlem also will teach a master class for intermediate/advanced dancers as part of its miniresidency in Baton Rouge. This open-to-the-public class is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court.
The class will be led by Dance Theatre of Harlem Artistic Director and former principal dancer, Virginia Johnson. Registration is $20, and dancers are encouraged to register in advance by calling Dancers’ Workshop at (225) 767-5814.